Norway announces plans to ban HFO around Svalbard, leapfrogging proposed IMO regulation

Norway announces plans to ban HFO around Svalbard, leapfrogging proposed IMO...

The Norwegian government is finalizing plans for a ban of heavy fuel oil in the waters around the Svalbard archipelago. The use of HFO...
Canada announces plans to create new conservation area in Nunavik

Canada announces plans to create new conservation area in Nunavik

Canada's federal government says it will spend $1.43 million to support plans to create a new conservation area at Arqvilliit, also known as the...
Estonia officially applies for Arctic Council observer status

Estonia officially applies for Arctic Council observer status

On Monday, Estonia's Foreign Ministry in Tallinn officially submitted an application for observer status on the Arctic Council. “As the northernmost non-Arctic state, Estonia is...
With a Biden win, the window for oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic refuge is closing

With a Biden win, the window for oil drilling in Alaska’s...

The victory of Democratic Candidate Joe Biden in the U.S. presidential election appears to have upended the Trump administration’s ambitions to expand oil development...
How a Canadian town hopes to use radar to warn of approaching polar bears

How a Canadian town hopes to use radar to warn of...

CHURCHILL, Canada — Along the coast of Hudson Bay, hundreds of polar bears have been wandering for weeks, waiting for the wintertime sea ice...
Greenland and the UK land a fisheries agreement

Greenland and the UK land a fisheries agreement

Greenland and the United Kingdom say they will continue to work together to develop fisheries in the North Atlantic after the UK is no...
Important climate data rescued by Norwegian Coast Guard north of Alaska

Important climate data rescued by Norwegian Coast Guard north of Alaska

The Norwegian Coast Guard has managed to retrieve scientific instruments with important data from the Beaufort Sea north of Alaska, in an last-minute rescue...
Russia’s cabinet reshuffle affects several key Arctic roles

Russia’s cabinet reshuffle affects several key Arctic roles

MOSCOW (Reuters) — Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin recommended the promotion of Energy Minister Alexander Novak to the post of deputy prime minister on...
TD Bank says it will not finance oil and gas activities in the Arctic

TD Bank says it will not finance oil and gas activities...

TORONTO — Toronto-Dominion Bank on Monday said it will not provide project-specific financial services for oil and gas-related activities in the Arctic Circle as...
A new database reveals previously unsuspected patterns of Arctic animal movement

A new database reveals previously unsuspected patterns of Arctic animal movement

Scientists have long known that global warming is changing the Arctic’s climate, and with it, the living conditions for the animals there. Individual studies...